Students clash with police in Colombia

Clashes broke out between student protesters and the police by the District University in Bogota, on the second consecutive day of a national strike, on Friday. Footage shows police firing water cannon and tear gas at the protesters, who were seen throwing projectiles. Several demonstrators, some of them injured, were detained. The strike has been … Read more Students clash with police in Colombia

US-Taliban truce begins, raising hopes of peace deal

The first day of a weeklong “reduction in violence” agreement between the Taliban and the United States appears to be largely holding. More than 100,000 civilians have been killed or injured by the war in Afghanistan in the past 10 years. Al Jazeera’s Nicola Gage reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us … Read more US-Taliban truce begins, raising hopes of peace deal

Mexico Femicides: Roads blocked as protesters demand action

The murder of a seven-year-old girl in Mexico has increased outrage at violence against women nationwide. She was kidnapped from her school, raped and then strangled. Protesters are demanding that the government do more to implement protocols that, on paper, would provide protection for women. However, they say the authorities themselves sometimes are the abusers, … Read more Mexico Femicides: Roads blocked as protesters demand action

Protests in France: Have police gone too far? | UpFront (Special Interview)

This week, President Emmanuel Macron’s pension reforms went to Parliament and tens of thousands of protesters in France returned to the streets in opposition. Demonstrations have become a regular feature of Macron’s presidency, during which French police have been accused of using excessive force. According to French journalists, 325 people have suffered head injuries, 25 … Read more Protests in France: Have police gone too far? | UpFront (Special Interview)

DRC violence: Beni victims say attackers wore military uniforms

Victims of recent attacks by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) armed group in Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern Beni region have told Aljazeera that their assailants were often dressed in Congolese military fatigue and killed indiscriminately. Nearly one thousand people have been killed since October. The ADF was formed in western Uganda in the 1990s, … Read more DRC violence: Beni victims say attackers wore military uniforms

US-Taliban truce begins, raising hopes for a peace deal

An agreement that is supposed to usher peace in Afghanistan has come into effect. The Taliban and the United States have begun what they are calling a week-long “reduction in violence”. With a thousand Afghans dying every month, the pause has offered some hope. But the unaccustomed silence has also raised some awkward questions. Al … Read more US-Taliban truce begins, raising hopes for a peace deal

How rumors on WhatsApp led to a mob killing in India | The Fact Checker

On July 13, 2018, five friends took a road trip to visit the Indian countryside village of Handikera, which is in the southern state of Karnataka. The five men, Salham Al Kubassi, Mohammed Salman, Mohammed Azam, Mohammed Afroz and Noor Mohammad, traveled to the outskirts of town for a picnic. But what was set to … Read more How rumors on WhatsApp led to a mob killing in India | The Fact Checker

Grieving community honours Hannah Clarke and her children | ABC News

Hundreds of people have gathered to mourn the deaths of Hannah Clarke and her three children murdered in a horrific act of domestic violence. There were tears, anger and despair at the senseless act. Already this year, six people in Queensland have been killed by their partner or father, five of them burnt to death. … Read more Grieving community honours Hannah Clarke and her children | ABC News

Germany shisha bar shootings: Racist material found in suspect’s manifesto

Germany’s president has called on his fellow citizens to stop using ostracising and vilifying language, saying it paves the way for violence. He was speaking at one of several vigils held in honour of nine people killed in a shooting attack in the city of Hanau after a German man shot at people in two … Read more Germany shisha bar shootings: Racist material found in suspect’s manifesto

WATCH: Biden gives remarks on gun violence

Former vice president Joe Biden delivers remarks on gun violence in Las Vegas. Read more: https://wapo.st/2SLgtuJ. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK Follow us: Twitter: https://twitter.com/washingtonpost Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/washingtonpost/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/washingtonpost/